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John Redwood
MP for Wokingham. I don't reply to tweets but constituents can contact me directly at: john.redwood.mp@parliament.uk. You will receive a prompt reply.
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Conservatives 10h
We will make sure animal sentience is recognised in UK law. But we want to go even further and become a world leader in protection of animals.
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John Redwood 10h
As I strongly support higher standards of animal welfare I am pleased that the Government has explained current policy and how it is improving animal welfare standards without EU input and beyond the scope of Article 13.
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John Redwood 14h
Universal credit is to be improved & these are welcome improvements to the system. I had made representations to Ministers along with others on how to make it easier for people first applying for Universal Credit, and I am glad the Government has listened and responded well.
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John Redwood 14h
First time buyers in Wokingham to be spared Stamp Duty. The Chancellor announced that most first time buyers will be exempt from Stamp Duty. Anyone buying a home under £300,000 will pay nothing. Anyone buying a home up to £500,000 will pay no duty on the first £300,000.
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John Redwood 14h
EU rules prevent us from restricting or banning the live export of animals for slaughter. EU rules restrict us from cracking down on puppy smuggling & banning the import of puppies under 6 months. Article 13 hasn't stopped such practices. With Brexit we can do much better.
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John Redwood 14h
As a strong advocate of high standards of animal welfare I am pleased that the Secretary of State has refuted the misconceptions making the rounds. The Govt DOES recognise animals as sentient beings & this is reflected in our animal welfare policies.
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John Redwood 16h
The Government is still on track to start to cut debt as a proportion of GDP from next year onwards. Public sector borrowing is now estimated at £49.9bn this year compared with the £58.3bn in the Spring forecast & to fall in cash terms for every year over the next five years.
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John Redwood 16h
The OBR decided to downgrade their forecasts for productivity which led to a reduction in the growth forecasts. It shows growth at 1.4% in 2018 & at 1.3% in 2019 The forecasts relate mainly to the pre-Brexit period, with growth rising again in 2021 & 2022 after exit.
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John Redwood 16h
The Budget is providing NHS funding for various schemes in Berkshire. People in the South East will benefit from a share of a £2.6 billion fund for local NHS organisations to improve their facilities & deliver better patient care.
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John Redwood 16h
Congratulations to Jayne Tilsley and all the staff at . The pub has just been voted Britain’s most dog-friendly pub by the Dog Friendly Awards and the Dog Friendly Pub Awards: .
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John Redwood Nov 22
My response to the : . The Chancellor has made some good proposals in his budget, such as the stamp duty cut for first time buyers.
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John Redwood Nov 22
I am pleased the gov will investigate how planning permissions can be better used. This is a problem in Wokingham Borough. There is a lot to be said for concentrating development in the approved areas under the local plan, so developments can proceed in a planned & predicted way.
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John Redwood Nov 22
I am finding people are making some extremely distorting reports about some of my recent remarks. I am extremely confident about the prospects for the UK economy. Anyone who says otherwise is simply distorting my views.
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John Redwood retweeted
HM Treasury Nov 22
“We have already invested almost £700m in Brexit preparations and today I am setting aside over the next 2 years a further £3bn”
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John Redwood Nov 22
I have long argued we should be able to produce a new UK fishing policy which is kinder to our fish & our fishermen. has come up with interesting proposals designed to allow us to catch more fish for our own consumption & conserving more fish at the same time.
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Iain Dale Nov 21
FACT OF THE DAY: UK factories enjoy best month for new orders since 1988 - CBI I'd add a hashtag, but you can probably guess what it would be...
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John Redwood Nov 21
Britain's economic prosperity does not depend on the EU
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John Redwood Nov 21
Planning in Wokingham Borough-I also want some reassurance that making a plan around one main development for the next plan period would not leave us vulnerable to developers persuading Planning Inspectors to grant them additional planning permission elsewhere in the Borough.
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John Redwood Nov 21
Planning for Wokingham Borough - I have asked Councillors & Ministers what investment would be needed in schools, surgeries, roads & other public facilities and how these would be paid for.
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John Redwood Nov 21
We need new estimates of what customs levies would bring in if we opt for the WTO model. Indicative figures are that the UK wld levy £12bn on EU imports. It cld be returned to consumers as tax cuts & benefit rises so customers weren't worse off if they wished to buy EU products.
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